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RT Lager - Rivertowne Pourhouse

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Ratings: 32
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 13.87%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Rivertowne Pourhouse visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Lager |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Bridging together 7 different varieties of malt with moderate additions of cascade hops, RT Lager is a perfectly balanced amber for any occasion. In true Pittsburgh fashion, there is no need to be flashy when you deliver consistent excellence!

(Beer added by: Stinkypuss on 09-27-2011)
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Reviews by thecheapies:
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3.13/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Rusty copper color. Turns out to be an amber lager. Head is a little disappointing.

Toasty grains in the nose with a unique fruitiness reminiscent of English ales. A little citrusy with floral aspects to the hops. Strange notes of apple, pith, and paper. Even some light pine.

Tastes too papery. Too much alcohol present, too toasty and fruity. Missing crispness. Some grapefruit and brown apple flesh. Floral qualities have disappeared. Would have loved that or some grassiness. Messy.

Needs a little more carbonation to stir things up. Boring feel. And, why can I taste and almost feel alcohol?

Interesting aroma. Too much going on in the flavor. Needs simplified. It's nothing I'd ever seek out again, but it's not anything to steer clear from. Form your own opinion.

thecheapies, May 09, 2013
More User Reviews:
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3.48/5  rDev +0.6%

GameOfBeers, Sep 03, 2014
Photo of WVbeergeek
3.63/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Nice to see this North Versailles collaboration spread into so many unique bottling brands for Rivertowne, Full Pint, and North Country. Pours a slightly hazed bright copper color with a light khaki tan head forming thick and dimpled, big bubbles slowly dwindling the sides of my glass. Aroma is crips with a mild citric hop note, and wide ranged biscuit to light caramel malt notes. A refined breadiness that just smells like clean well made amber lager. Easy to drain a glass a nice breadiness with some caramelized malts and dry nutty yeast character with just a hint of floral/citrus hops in the background...very thin hop addition but well balanced and crisp lager definitely not overly sweet. Carbonation is a bit heavy with some serious hop burps coming in within a few sips, a very well made enjoyable lager that could be enjoyed in number. Light to medium bodied with a crisp balanced mouthfeel with ample flavors keeping complex with 7 malt varieties and a touch of cascades.

Correction from Myrivertowne.com: "A new Rivertowne standard, this American Amber Lager was designed to have the perfect balance between 9 different varieties of malt! With a cascade aroma and hop bite balancing this act we are proud to add this to our taps!"

WVbeergeek, Jan 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev +15.6%

Saxboy10, Feb 28, 2014
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3/5  rDev -13.3%

wellsnb, Apr 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

cyrushire, Feb 14, 2014
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3/5  rDev -13.3%

oline73, Feb 26, 2014
Photo of DrDemento456
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Looks decent has just a 1/4 inch of head that pulls back to a light lace ring. Color is a somewhat hazy amber brown.
S - Well I can smell some good house malts and yeast. Has a nice caramel tone to it not skunky very malty.
T - Very malty sweet but not much else. No noticeable hops I do detect some similar malts with the Scottish ale. Taste is sweet, balanced, and flavorful.
M - Light to medium easy to quaff. Much smoother than a Ying.

Overall I don't know why I avoided this one for so long. Possibly I thought it was a regular lager but I found it to be quite a tasty amber lager. Worth picking up!

DrDemento456, Aug 19, 2013
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3/5  rDev -13.3%

litchity, Jan 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

foureyedgeek, Feb 21, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +30.1%

ScottyDuzntNo, Jun 09, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -35%

outoffocus, Mar 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Morey, Apr 18, 2013
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3/5  rDev -13.3%

sammyt728, Oct 21, 2013
Photo of Stinkypuss
3.4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Rivertowne RT Lager

Pours a clear copper color, small head forms and recedes away. Aroma of toasted grain, some alcohol, and a hint of hops. In the taste, more grainy malts, fusel alcohol, some mild tea like hops and a pretty even finish. Kind of has a euro strong lager thing going on for it, as the body is medium and somewhat crisp. Kind of strong to be considered a sessionable lager. This was decent brew, somewhere between American Amber, Oktoberfest, and Strong Lager territory.

Stinkypuss, Sep 27, 2011
Photo of superspak
3.58/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce can into lager glass, no canning date. Pours slightly hazy orange/copper color with a 1 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass, with some moderate streaming carbonation. Aromas of caramel, toast, biscuit, brown bread, nuttiness, light roast, herbal, floral, light fruitiness, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/bready malt and light hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of caramel, toast, biscuit, brown bread, nuttiness, light roast, herbal, floral, light fruitiness, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Minimal bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, toast, biscuit, brown bread, nuttiness, light roast, herbal, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a short bit. Nice complexity and balance of dark/bready malt and light hop flavors; with good robustness and no cloying flavors after the finish. Very clean tasting as well. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, fairly crisp, and lightly bready mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very solid Vienna lager. Good balance, complexity, and robustness of dark/bready malts and light hop flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A pleasant and enjoyable offering.

superspak, Aug 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +15.6%

ejimhof, Apr 17, 2012
Photo of Cylinsier
3.78/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz can

Pours amber to light brown, mostly clear, with a half inch of fine off-white head which retains as a lacing.

Smells of biscuity caramel malts and dry nutty hop bitterness.

The taste is exactly like the smell, biscuity malts with a caramel sweetness and a dry bitter hopiness with a nutty profile.

Medium body with some tingling carbonation on the roof of the mouth.

A solid enjoyable lager, very easy to drink and good, somewhat unique flavor. Basically exactly what you want out of a standard amber lager but different enough from other ambers to be interesting. Worth trying.

Cylinsier, Sep 12, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -20.5%

scm2787, Jan 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Loaf31, Jan 17, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

NoProblem, Apr 29, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +30.1%

jsabo21, Apr 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +15.6%

mcewesr, Feb 16, 2013
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3/5  rDev -13.3%

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4/5  rDev +15.6%

risteardj, Sep 22, 2014
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RT Lager from Rivertowne Pourhouse
80 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.